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2001 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBSBL93461
Thanks in advance for the help I have one that I feel like burning. I am consistently able to get the vehicle to die while driving at any speeds above 40 mph. It dies when you push the clutch in and let the vehicle coast. It does not have anything to do with t...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G1WT58K16
When i moniter the varieus inputs and outputs the surge shows up on the graph in the tac command, spark timing jumps up and down see it in the purge valve so disconnected it with no change. Dealer flashed and put a new mass airflow sensor on it. We see a wavef...
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Misfire VIN: 3A8FY688X8
Have This 2.4 Turbo PT here with a p0304, this code has been cleared couple times by other shops now it's here and needs to be fixed. Checked compression in cylinder 4 140psi and compared to cyl 1 close to the same. Inspected the plugs has autolights in it loo... Trouble codes: P0304
1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GG23Y0N
Did most of this work other than crank sensor 10 days ago. Truck ran fine. Truck misfiring previously to that. While looking at chilton manual found discrepancy for sensor return wire location in the crank and sync generator unit connector compared to factory ... Trouble codes: 11 (no ign reference)
1992 Dodge D150 5.2L Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HE16Y0N
truck runs terrible cold,kind of like hall effect module in dist,but has been replaced,new wires,plugs,cap n rotor.once it hits the 20 to 30 minute mark settles down n idles like brand new truck n also goes to runnin great.alternator ga in dash shows almost 16...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
hey guys thanks in advance for your help and insight. 2005 kia sorento 3.5l v6 came in with a dead battery and a low idle. when i placed the avr on it i found it not charging. removed battery cables and did capacitive discharge and installed new battery. vehic... Trouble codes: P0506
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L engine VIN: JM3ER29377
vehicle has no compression- zero - all cylinders- removed valve cover , found timing chain loose w/ lots of play. found tsb related to vvt actuator & chain problems. my question is: is this an interference engine? . should i just recommend a new engine or used...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L heat VIN: 1N4AL11D75
flushed heater core. system temp reaches 195 degrees but blows cool at idle in cold weather. Replaced thermostat also. Blows hot on highway.
2006 Toyota RAV4 3.5L eps VIN: JTMZK33V06
Customer complained that while driving EPS light came on,power steering module.TSB say to replace steering module.My question is does the module have to be reprogramed after install?Alldata and Dealer are no help.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Clutch VIN: 3VWTD81HXW
Vehicle came in 2/20 with a toasted clutch. Flywheel machined, new Sachs clutch installed with new release bearing and guide sleeve, release bearing bracket inspected and ok. System bled, pedal sitting on floor next morning. Rebleed system thinking some air st...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWCT71KX6
ok gents this one has been fun. car towed in, customer complaint= driving down the freeway 65mph engine dies rolls to a stop will not restart. car sits for awhile. push the car into stall, pull codes, all 4 glow plug codes and a maf low signal code. clear them...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: 4USBT53473
Hey guys , Thanks to everyone for their replies. Upon further inspection we found that a rodent had chewed through the wiring harness. We soldered the broken wires & sealed them. Car runs perfect. Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor), 3C1D, 3C1E, 3C1F.
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDX03E1W
well as u`all no this my everday driver n have been putting up w/it for quite some time.had scanner brought n was able to oreder iamotor up n down,worked the egr also,m gettin van picked up n goin to a very savvy person thats goin to run other tests for me.eve...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L ignition switch security VIN: 1GCHC34R5W
first thanks to all . the fuse to the security in the door jam dash area had been removed . ? . i know not why . that computer that the vehicle ran on was not the computer for that vehicle a boneyard for an automatic .this trk i a 5 speed . anywaay , put the f...
2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Accessories VIN: 1C3LC55R98
Thanks for all of the replies. Getting a factory scantool was the key. Chrysler witech showed a code in ptcm for decklid position sensor. Checked and replaced sensor and pump motor would run but top wouldn't move. Checked oil in motor, low...takes special ...
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start
All 4 injectors were indeed clogged up! Customer sent off to some company in washington to have the rail tested and results showed no flow out of injectors - after cleaning and reinstalling he is running all over the place in his little 3-wheeler "meter maid" ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU32EXX
everybody was correct on reverse band the only thing is i`ll have to wait till i hear from tranny shop for exact condition of the band.i replace the servo pin as it was seized in case n rolled band in place went back together to no avail.will find out monday ...
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14253
I am closing this with a summary. I really had a 3 part problem. I gained a ton of useful information on this particular motor. Who knows when I'll use it again but hopefully someone can benefit. There was no silver bullet here. Some suggested i had an intake... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor), P1131 (H02s11 sensor indicates lean), P1151 (H02s21 indicates lean).
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1657Y
thank you to everyone for responding, I do believe I had a problem with fuel boiling in the rail, after lots of testing the service advisor informed me it would only act up when it was hot, that would have been quite useful before going into diagnostics but he... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L 4th Gear VIN: 1YVHP80C67
We tried to duplicate this in the vehicle but could not. We deterimind that the problem must have been internal and replaced the trans with another rebuilt. So far no more codes or problems. Thanks for all that replied.
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on
thank you very much gentlemen. the vehicle is fixed! the car did run for 3 months after the transmission was replaced. What we found was that the POS was the culprit. the original one was inoperative and the replacement one from the aftermarket store was d... Trouble codes: P0335.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, No MIL after stall VIN: 1G3NK12T11
Hello all.I regret to say that I have not yet resolved the stalling issue with this Alero.I again voltage dropped ignition and PCM powers and grounds and all were OK.I verified MAP sensor response and that sensor vacuum port was clean.I also replaced sensor to...
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